Obituaries

Lawrence E. Rogers, 84, formerly of Shoreham and Brandon

LAWRENCE E. ROGERS

BURLINGTON Vt. — Lawrence E. Rogers, age 84, died peacefully surrounded by family on Sept. 14, 2022.

Larry was born in Jamaica, N.Y., on Aug. 7, 1938, to Harriet (Robinson) and Wilfred Rogers. He graduated from Amityville High School in 1955. He served in the U.S. Army from 1960-1963 working in the newly developing field of computer technology, which continued to be his profession throughout his career until his early retirement at 52. He began college in 1955 at Pratt Institute and completed his B.S. Degree at Boston College in 1974.

Larry had many hobbies and passions that filled his retirement years including traveling, bird watching, woodworking, cooking, photography, art, music, cars and motorcycles, target shooting, movies, reading, compiling lists and more. He was a lifelong contrarian, in the best of ways, and a prolific writer of letters to the editor, never afraid to express his opinions.

Larry and his wife Mona (Donderi) raised their two children in Natick, Mass., and then moved to Shoreham, Vt., where he did a great deal of the work building their house, barn and outbuildings before retiring and then moving to Brandon, Vt. He was a member of the Middlebury Congregational Church and was active on many committees and volunteer programs.

In addition to his parents, Larry was pre-deceased by his sister Barbara Daniels and her husband Norman, as well as his sister-in-law Verna (Holcombe) Donderi.

Larry is survived by his wife of 61 years, Mona (Donderi); his daughter Beth and her wife Susan Eddy; and his son Bill and his wife Julie (George) and their children Sam and Alita. He is also survived by his son Matt Vachon and his wife Diana (Kavanaugh) and their children Josie and Jamie, and by his brother-in-law Don Donderi and his children Andrea and Douglas.

Donations in his memory can be made to the charity of your choice.

The family will have a gathering of remembrance at a later date.◊

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